Does your child seem to intuit and care about what others are feeling? Does she frequently lose track of time? Does he seem talented in art, music, dance, or drama? Does she seem disorganized? Does he have trouble with spelling?
Consider these and other questions as you determine whether or not your child is a visual-spatial learner. If your child is sailing through learning reading and math, likely not much of the learning styles discussion will impact you and your family. However, if your child is struggling with learning the basic skills, looking at learning styles will be important. In particular, visual-spatial learners tend to face learning difficulties because traditional curricula are designed for a different type of learner.
Along with a set of questions to consider in determining whether or not your child is a visual-spatial learner, this guide includes tips for teaching visual-spatial learners.